U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Seeks Comments on its Proposed New Five-Year Strategy

Sep 7, 2018

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently released a draft of its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. The plan lays out USPTO’s course of action for the next five years. It is based on three principal goals that embody and further the fundamental goal of the USPTO, “swhich is to foster innovation, competitiveness and job growth by recognizing and securing IP rights, through the delivery of high quality and timely patent and trademark examination and review proceedings.”s

The three principal goals of the plan are:

  • Optimize Patent Quality and Timeliness
  • Optimize Trademark Quality and Timeliness
  • Provide Domestic and Global Leadership to Improve Intellectual Property Policy, Enforcement and Protection Worldwide

The USPTO is accepting public comments on the strategic plan until September 20. To view the plan and make a comment, click here: https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/performance-and-planning/strategy-and-reporting.